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King Lear: First Folio Edition

King Lear: First Folio Edition

by William Shakespeare


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A Brief Note About the Text:This is the text of the 1623 printing of the first folio. The original spelling and punctuation are completely intact. I have made two minor changes. First, I have capitalized and spelled out the character names. Glou. It did alwayes seeme so to vs, becomes GLOUCESTER. It did alwayes seeme so to vs. The second change is that I have put the prose lines into prose form. If there was any possibility that a prose line could scan, however awkwardly, I have left the verse-like form of the line as it appears in the folio. Again, the spelling and punctuation of the 1623 first folio text are entirely intact. If you enjoy this copy of King Lear, please take a moment to review the book online.

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ISBN-13: 9781548102531
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/16/2017
Series: First Folio , #33
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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